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Old 11-20-2012, 05:54 PM
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Drop Link replacement importance?

I was under the car this past weekend changing the gearbox fluid and noticed that at least one of my rear droplinks' rubber bushings was blown out. I didn't check the others.

It looks like the stock parts are cheap enough and presumably pretty easy to install, but I have other projects I need to do, too. What level of importance should I give the droplinks project on a scale of "I'll get to it when I get to it" to "I'll probably flip the car over on the way to work tomorrow?"


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Old 11-23-2012, 07:38 AM
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With 80 views and no responses, I think it's relatively safe to assume that I can put the drop link replacement issue on the back burner and 'get to it when I get to it.'

First things first: address that slowly increasing 'bad bearing noise' in the transmission!
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:09 PM
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Never had a bad one on any of my cars but my truck a 2004 f350 had one and the handling was terrible/ I would change it= you will notice an improvement and it can cause unstable handling.
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I used to have a 996 and my droplinks did not last much in the crappy roads down here, especially with the ROW030 setup I had. You are not going to "flip the car over" due to this. For me, it was mostly odd noises from the suspension. Relatively cheap easy fast fix.
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Found a set of drop links on Ebay for a steal. $110 for all four.
Installed them yesterday. Pretty straightforward procedure. Ditto on the fact that it takes about as long to jack the car up and take the wheel off as it does to change out the links.
Anyways, what a nice difference! No more moans and creaks when I go over bumps. The suspension is silent and feels really tight and secure.
Are there any other wear and tear items or bushings that provide as much bang for the buck as new drop links on a 90,000 mile car?

(Actually, I can chime in with an answer to that question. I found a 997 shifter on Ebay for $100. What an improvement over my tired old shifter!) Looking for more cheap mod/restoration ideas, though!
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Yea, replace the motor mounts. Easier than doing the drop links, about $190 in parts shipped from Pelican, and a great improvement in shifting, clutch action, handling and less NVH. Did mine at 48k and was shocked at the difference.
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